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A Possible Escalation in the War on Smokers

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Britain may introduce permits to buy cigarettes:

Smokers in Britain may soon need a permit worth 10 pounds to buy cigarettes.

…“The scheme would make a big difference to the number of people giving up smoking,” Chairman of the advisory body Julian Le Grand told BBC Radio 5 Live.

…“You’ve got to get a form, the government’s good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph. It’s a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker,” he said.

If this goes ahead, it may just be a matter of time before the same idea is implemented here.


Written by Graham

February 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Posted in civil liberties, health, UK

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